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Governor Deval Patrick Appoints the Honorable David A. Mills (ret.) to the State Ethics Commission

Governor Deval Patrick Appoints the Honorable David A. Mills (ret.) to the State Ethics Commission

The State Ethics Commission today announced that Governor Deval Patrick has appointed retired state Appeals Court Associate Justice David A. Mills to a five-year term on the State Ethics Commission. …

Devers, Rivera Teamed Up in 2nd Miracle Win Against Willie Lantigua: How Republicans Got a Democrat Elected

Devers, Rivera Teamed Up in 2nd Miracle Win Against Willie Lantigua: How Republicans Got a Democrat Elected

By: Tom Duggan – November, 2014 For the second year in a row, the alliance between Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera and State Representative Marcos Devers resulted in what Rivera calls…

PODCAST of Paying Attention with Tom Duggan – Topics: Bill Cosby, Lawrence Election Woes, Amnesty for Illegals

PODCAST of Paying Attention with Tom Duggan – Topics: Bill Cosby, Lawrence Election Woes, Amnesty for Illegals

DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1 DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 Today Tom and Paul talked about how incompetent the American media is and the sexual assault allegations against…

Download or View The November, 2014 Valley Patriot (Edition #133)

Download or View The November, 2014 Valley Patriot (Edition #133)

 READ ON LINE IN THE FLIP PAGE VIEWER  Click HERE for TURN PAGE VIEW of Edition #133 –November, 2014 Click here to download normal PDF of Valley Patriot Tom DugganTom…

Lawrence Mayor Rivera Fires Election Coordinator Rafael Tejeda After Scathing Report, City Clerk Maloney May be Next

Lawrence Mayor Rivera Fires Election Coordinator Rafael Tejeda After Scathing Report, City Clerk Maloney May be Next

By: Tom Duggan – 11/21/14 Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera has fired Rafael Tejeda, (the Lawrence Bilingual Elections Coordinator) after a review of the Lawrence election process by election attorneys at…

Corruption Must be Baker’s First Priority – Valley Patriot Editorial (11-14)

Corruption Must be Baker’s First Priority – Valley Patriot Editorial (11-14)

Massachusetts Governor-elect Charlie Baker has a tough job ahead of him. We believe Baker must identify and address the rampant corruption epidemic plaguing the state before he can adequately tackle…

Paying Attention Podcast – State Rep. Jim Lyons on Corruption and Job Selling at the State House (November 15, 2014 )

Paying Attention Podcast – State Rep. Jim Lyons on Corruption and Job Selling at the State House (November 15, 2014 )

CLICK TO LISTEN TO HOUR 1 CLICK TO LISTEN TO  HOUR 2 Today Tom and Paul talked with Andover State Rep. Jim Lyons about the corruption in state government. Lyons…

PODCAST of Paying Attention (Nov. 7, ’14) with State Rep. Lenny Mirra and Phil DeCologero

PODCAST of Paying Attention (Nov. 7, ’14) with State Rep. Lenny Mirra and Phil DeCologero

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 CLICK HERE TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 2 Today Tom, State Rep. Lenny Mirra and Phil DeCologero talked about the election results, analyzed…

Super PACs and Outside Groups Report $16.9 Million in Spending to Affect Gubernatorial Finalists

Super PACs and Outside Groups Report $16.9 Million in Spending to Affect Gubernatorial Finalists

BOSTON – In the first statewide election of the new Independent Expenditure “Super” PAC era, outside groups reported making $16.9 million in independent expenditures to support or oppose the Democratic…

That Giant Sucking Sound Everyone Ignores

That Giant Sucking Sound Everyone Ignores

By: Bharani Padmanabhan –  October, 2014 We are busy everyday displaying our high principles and our utmost concern for the country. This mainly takes the form of vitriol on Facebook…

Devers, Rivera Team Up in Second Miracle Win Against Lantigua

Devers, Rivera Team Up in Second Miracle Win Against Lantigua

  By: Tom Duggan – November 4, 2014 For the second year in a row the alliance between Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera and State Representative Marcos Devers resulted in what…

PAYING ATTENTION! ~ My Pics for the 2014 Election

PAYING ATTENTION! ~ My Pics for the 2014 Election

  By: Tom Duggan, November 3, 2014 While The Valley Patriot newspaper has a policy against endorsing candidates, each member of our editorial board is free to endorse or make…

How One Party Rule Fuels Fraud and Mismanagement Pt. II

How One Party Rule Fuels Fraud and Mismanagement Pt. II

READ PART 1 HERE The Valley Patriot has covered many state corruption stories in the past ten and a half years. What we observed in that time is that scandals…

PODCAST: Paying Attention! GUESTS: Ann Wofford, Diana DiZoglio (10-25-14)

PODCAST: Paying Attention! GUESTS: Ann Wofford, Diana DiZoglio (10-25-14)

CLICK to LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 CLICK to LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 2 Rosemary Smedile refused to come in for a debate with State Rep Diana DiZoglio so we…

Western Avenue Auto Body in Lynn Penalized $44,000 for Conducting Fraudulent Emissions Inspections, Hazardous Waste Management Violations

Western Avenue Auto Body in Lynn Penalized $44,000 for Conducting Fraudulent Emissions Inspections, Hazardous Waste Management Violations

Station’s License to Conduct Inspections Faces Two-year Suspension; Stayed Pending Compliance BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized Western Avenue Auto Body of Lynn, Inc. $44,000 after…

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